Housing First Worker (Homelessness)
Posted on Feb 1, 2019 by St Mungo's
£28,199 - £31,763 P.A.
37.5 hours p/w
Housing First is an innovative approach to supporting the most excluded and hard to reach rough sleepers. It focuses on finding permanent housing as quickly as possible and then addressing the issues that have contributed to an individual's homelessness. Rather than follow normal routes of hostels to supported housing to independent accommodation Housing First offers people their own home and then gives them the intensive support needed to maintain their tenancies and move on with their lives away from the streets.
In this role you:
Be responsible for the day to day delivery of the service, managing a small caseload of clients with the overall goal of supporting them to sustain a new tenancy
Manage your own caseload and hours, requiring excellent time management skills, a proactive approach to your work and the ability to prioritise
Provide tailored support to clients to meet individual need and aspiration, with clients being able to choose, as far as possible, what, how and when support is delivered.
Deliver ongoing and intensive support to help your clients set up their home and maintain their tenancy. You will offer support over treatment and other issues assertively, however this engagement will be optional for clients
Support will be offered in the tenant's homes as well as in the community.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative service. To succeed you will be able to work independently and be comfortable as a lone worker, when required, with a good knowledge of the relevant protocols and safety precautions. You'll be able to maintain enthusiasm for working with a challenging client-group, and provide the consistently high levels of support they require to meet their aims and objectives.
Core hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, with some flexibility to work around bank holidays.
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Closing date: 10.00am, Thursday 14 February 2019
Interview and assessments on: 25 & 26 February 2019
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo's current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
At St Mungo's, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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